Can You Get Back To Me?
I find most people prefer to sit idly or ignore a needed communication when the subject is of little importance to them. What bothers me most about that is the disrespect this behavior has for those who are initiating contact. Wouldn't it seem clear that if someone is asking a question or sending an email, there is a need for a response. I don't think it matters the level of urgency we place on the communication. It is common sense to respond. With modern day communication, we have certainly lost sight of the purpose behind our messages. An email, for example, can serve many purposes: It can be a memo, a note, a letter, even a thought. All of these require different tones and we always risk being misunderstood by our audience. The mass of electronic communication seems to have poured into our oral communication as well. We listen less attentively and miss contextual cues of eye contact, body language, and facial expressions because we are too busy multi-messaging. Surely, we can slow down for an instant. If only we would. To be added to Lanartco's Communication Performance Tip of the Week (a separate weekly message), please connect to this link or send your email address to email@example.com.
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